Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 969,727 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 10% from the previous session’s volume of 878,375 shares.The stock last traded at $33.81 and had previously closed at $33.82.

Several research firms recently issued reports on CRH. Beaufort Securities reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research note on Friday, August 26th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. BNP Paribas reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. Numis Securities Ltd lowered Crh Plc from an “add” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Crh Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

The firm has a market cap of $27.96 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.85. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $31.57 and a 200 day moving average of $29.29.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.204 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 7th.

CRH plc manufactures and distributes a range of products servicing the construction needs, from the fundamentals of heavy materials and elements to construct the frame, through exterior products that complete the building envelope, to distribution channels, which service construction fit-out and renewal.

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